Recreation and activities in Normandy at the chateau estate of Canisy

Thanks to its magnificent, well-kept park, and to its vast farm and forest land Canisy, our luxury hotel in Normandy, offers many recreational possibilities and leisure activities on site: you can wander through the large estate on foot, on VTT, or on horseback. You can play tennis or you can fish on the pond. You can play petanque or croquet. We can also arrange for archery or ball trap shooting.

In the evening you may enjoy our modern night club. Or we will arrange concerts before diner in the Music Room, by accomplished musicians, which have been a Canisy tradition with friends of many years.

Leisure activities in Normandy, close to the chateau.

By car you can reach near-by golf courses, notably Agon-Coutainville or Omaha Beach. And you can discover the cultural and touristic world-renowned riches of the region such as Mont Saint Michel or the Bayeux Tapestry ...
During a weekend in our castle in Normandy, you can also visit the significant sites and beaches of the D-day invasion of 1944: Saint Mere l'Eglise, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Arromanches... Finally, we can suggest other activities in Normandy such as visits to places that are less well known, but well worth discovering - notably some abbeys and cathedrals - but also little fishing ports, gastronomic restaurants of the region, cider-houses, etc...

The D-Day Invasion

The Invasion Beaches

Omaha Beach

Utah Beach

The D-Day Museums

Caen peace memorial :
Airborne museum, Saint-Mère l'Eglise :

Artificial harbour of Arromanches
- D-Day musuemt
- Arromanches 360

The museums of Bayeux
- Battle of Normandy memorial museum
- General de Gaulle memorial


Abbeys & Cathedrals

Abbey of Hambye

Abbey of the XII century

Abbey of Lessay

Benedictine Abbey

Abbey of the Lucerne

Abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt

Benedictine Abbey

The Castes

Castle of Balleroy

Balleroy chateau and the adjoining village, one of the first urban development plans in France.

Castle of Fontaine-Henry

The chateau Fontaine-Henry, a jewel of the Renaissance in Normandy, eight centuries of family heritage.

Hôtel de Beaumont

This prestigious private home, designated a historic monument, shows the daily life of the Normandy nobility in the 13th and 19th centuries. In Vallonge, the Versaille of Normandy.

Castle of Tocqueville

The Tocqueville chateau where the writer Alexis de Tocqueville lived and which still belongs to descendants of the Tocqueville family. It is not normally open for visits, however because of the lasting ties between our two families, it is possible to arrange a private visits for devotes of the work of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Parks and Gardens

Floral park of the Chateau Martinvast

English gardens

Park of the chateau of Nacqueville

English gardens

Garden of the chateau of Brécy

French garden

Gardens of the chateau of Vauville

Botanical gardens